Well for the first time in eighteen years of headlining the Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration at Tarkio Elementary school, Ted Harshbarger joined me as Chet Harper could not take part in this year's activities.
We enjoyed, as usual a wonderful time with the teachers, first graders, and kindergarten students. We thank all the staff and others--especially the Cat in the Hat, a senior at Tarkio High who remembers the act from when she went to elementary school!
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The youngsters do have a lot of energy! And Ted is ready already for next year's activities.
The following videos come from the two-hour celebration, more footage that usual that includes our readings in addition to Green Eggs and Ham.
To begin the festivities, I read Cat in the Hat to an appreciative crowd jacked up further by Sam's efforts.
Next up, Ted read "Hop and Pop." The video also includes the students' hopping.
I also read a new Seuss book to me, Feet, or Something about Feet!
Afterwards, we all went to the small gym where students took off their shoes--all the smelly feet!--and engaged in a contest to see which contestants could find their shoes first.
As always, the final act of the show is our insane version of Green Eggs and Ham.
Ted joined me for the first time and took full advantage of the opportunity to go more than a little crazy!